Antiques column: Bibliophilia in the age of the e-book

Books on sale at the auction include histories of the East and West Yorkshire Regiments

Books on sale at the auction include histories of the East and West Yorkshire Regiments

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How many books do you own? When did you last read one from cover to cover? Or dip into one, perhaps just out of curiosity or seeking inspiration?

It can be a great source of relaxation to sink into a comfy armchair, cup of tea on the side table and a book by your favourite author in your hand, taking you away to a world of adventure or romance.

If it’s a new book, the excitement of opening those pristine pages to see what tales they may contain, is a thrill we can all enjoy, with a second-hand or antique book we may also ponder on who had had that same pleasure, often many years before and what had they thought to the book you are about to read.

Read William’s full column in this week’s (4 Decemebr) Pocklington Post.